To all tulip lovers, today 16th January 2016 is officially Tulip season in Holland. It is always the third Saturday in January as this is national Tulip day.
So here are some interesting facts about the beloved spring flower.
Every year everyone is invited to pick a Tulip from a specially constructed Tulip ‘Picking Garden’ at Amsterdam’s Dam Square as National Tulip Day comes to town.
The Tulip is becoming so popular in Spain as their Valentine flower especially the red variety as red symbolises red and passion. Just like we love the Red Rose for Valentines.
Over 1.7 Billion stems will be sold over the tulip season.
There is over 8000 varieties registered, a large number are named after famous people Sir Paul McCartney, Abba, Pink floyd and even Mickey Mouse to mention a few.
Researched has shown that the Famous Tulip is the most loved and popular flower for spring. They are typically Dutch, inexpensive and very colourful.
The reason tulips may bend over the vase is that tulips are known to grow another few centimetres in the vase so its always best to choose a vase tall enough.
The Uk along with the Netherlands, Germany and France are the main buyers of Tulips.
So now is the time to start buying your different varieties and start bringing spring in to the indoors…Enjoy them because we absoutley love Tulips at Pick-A-Posy.